Official Web Site of Heiau Keau Kukui `Ula Historic Preserve

"Ahuwale ka nane huna"... What was hidden is revealed.


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MAY 6 @ 10 a.m.
JUNE 3 @ 10 A.M.
JULY 1 @ 10 A.M.

Meeting is held in Pualani Estates at a Chairperson's home. Schedule is subject to change. Seating is limited. Please call in advance 808.327.9792 or email the Hui to confirm your attendance. Mahalo!

HEIAU PRESERVATION HUI:

K. Kealani Winter - CoC
R. Likeke Bumanglag - CoC
J. Nohea Alexander - R&DM Mgr. (Documentation & Research Sub-Committee)


C. Pohaku Dechape

At-Large Contributingl Heiau Members:


Sharon Alexander


Roger Farnsworth


JR Rosario


Delbert Smith

(Now accepting applications for new members.)

Aloha Kākou!

This web site has been created to communicate the on-going progress and activities of the heiau as it evolves into the future. It will also share the heiau's historic significance, its use, and information relevant to the preservation of Hawaiian Culture.

The Keau Kukui `Ula Heiau is located within the Pualani Estates at Kona subdivision, below the town of Holualoa. The historic cultural preservation plan was established between the State of Hawai`i, Hawai`i County, Pualani Estates of Kona, and residents of Hawai`i Island. Pualani Estates, as the Community Curatorship Organization, is proud to be a partner in the preservation of this sacred Hawaiian treasure. Without the agreement between the State and Community, Pualani Estates would not exist as it does today. We are one of a handful of developments on the Big Island to be fortunate--and privileged--to have an open-space heiau as well as a Hawaiian cultural treasure.

The heiau grounds (including its perimeter) is currently under restoration and off-limits to anyone except authorized individuals. Violators are subject to Chapter 6E-11, Hawai`i Revised Statutes.

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NEWS

4/19/2019 VOLUNTEERS MEET TO CLEAN CORAL

Committee volunteers met at 8:30 A.M. at the heiau on April 19 to continue the coral residue clean up. The coral removal is about 60% complete. Due to the unexpected high volume of the coral, clean up is taking longer than expected.

 

 

4/8/2019 MOHAWK TRIBE MEMBER IN NEW YORK PRESENT NATIVE AMERICAN HO`OKUPU

In March, a member of the American Indian Mohawk tribe presented the Keau Kukui `Ula heiau with a special offering (Referred to in Hawaiian as ho`okupu.)

The Mohawk was part of the Iroquois Confederacy, a union of several Native American tribes residing in present-day state of New York.

Heiau Hui co-chair Kealani K Winter accepted the offering on behalf of the heiau in New York.

The special offering consists of tobacco wrapped in a pouch. In American Indian culture tobacco represents medicinal, cultural and spiritual importance. It is considered one of the four sacred medicines.

Native Hawaiians and American Indians share striking commonalities in their beliefs, culture, and history.

3/20/2019 HEIAU HUI REPORT PRESENTED AT MARCH ANNUAL MEETING

On March 19, the Hui presented its annual report to the HOA. A copy of the report can be found here.


If you enjoy doing volunteer work and want to join efforts that are making a difference, consider joining our Hawaiian culture preservation hui (committees). Many of the over 37 historical structures that once marked our coastline have been obliterated, ravaged and/or obscured by excessive developments, neglect, and time. The Hui's undertaking to preserve our Hawaiian heritage is to ensure the protection, preservation, and restoration of the Keau Kukui `Ula Heiau for the benefit of future generations. Hele mai! Come join us!

Mission Statement: The Historic Preservation Site Committee (HPSC/Hui) seeks to manage, preserve, collect, and interpret the cultural resources of the Keau Kukui `Ula Heiau.

TO CONTACT
THE PRESERVATION HUI:

Keau Kukui `Ula Preservation Hui (Committee)
c/o Hawaiiana Management Company, Ltd
Palani Court - Suite 215
74-5620 Palani Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Phone: (808) 930-3218
Fax: (808) 331-1743
E-mail: heiaupreservation@pualaniestatesatkona.com

TO VOLUNTEER CONTACT US

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